Supporting and Preserving Adoptive Families: Profiles of Publicly Funded Post-Adoption Services

This publication, funded by The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, is part of the Institute’s national "Keeping the Promise" initiative. It provides the most extensive examination to date of what post-adoption services states are providing, who is eligible to receive them and how they are being funded.

DAI simultaneously has published a companion report, “Keeping the Promise: The Case for Adoption Support and Preservation (ASAP),” which synthesizes past knowledge and provides new DAI research from eight states and from national data on the extent of adopted children re-entering foster care, the circumstances involved in both foster care re-entry and adoption dissolutions, and the significant number of children adopted from foster care who require ongoing mental health services.

Author: Susan Livingston Smith

Published: April 2014